|As Beyoncé and Rihanna strutted their stuff in gorgeous gowns at the Met Gala, some other celebs decided that comfort was more important than eye-popping style for the star-studded event.
Grace Coddington, a former model and the creative editor at Vogue, appeared on the red carpet in a pair of blue silk pajamas.
Coddington, who turned 74 in April, wore a pajama set with a Mandarin collar as part of the event’s theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass.”
Unlike the other stars at the fundraising event, Coddington appeared unencumbered as she walked through the crowds, standing out more for her signature frizzy red hair than her outfit.
Coddington garnered some attention in recent years for her appearance in the documentary The September Issue and is known for standing up to boss Anna Wintour, who hosted the Met event.
But just because it appeared casual didn’t mean it wasn’t appropriate for a fashionista. The outfit was actually the Mandarin evening pajama set by Michael Kors, which is available on the designer’s website for just $1,190.
Most pajamas tend to be less expensive than the designer duds seen at the Met. Those looking for more conventional PJs, for instance, might turn to fleece, which is among the most comfortable and has varying levels of thickness (100, 200, and 300, the latter of which is the thickest and least flexible).
Still, the designer jammies were by far not the most ridiculous thing seen on the red carpet. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker turned herself into an internet meme by donning a giant red headdress.
And Coddington wasn’t the only one who went for comfort and style on the red carpet.
Jenna Lyons, the creative director and president of J. Crew also wore pajamas, of her company’s own design. The bedazzled pajamas were complemented by a pair of gold high heels and a golden clutch purse.
The Met Gala takes place every year at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to benefit the museum’s Costume Institute. Wintour, the long-time editor-in-chief of the American Vogue magazine, has been a chair for the Met Gala since 1995.